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Migration Data

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 5 March 2020

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Ceisteanna (405)

Roderic O'Gorman

Ceist:

405. Deputy Roderic O'Gorman asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons who successfully availed of the 2018 scheme for regularising undocumented migrants who arrived here as students; the number of unsuccessful applicants for same; the overall cost of the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3290/20]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I can confirm that 3,116 applications were received under the Special Scheme for Students which was launched on 15 October 2018 and closed on 20 January 2019.  To date, decisions have been made on 3,106 cases of which 2,253 have been granted and 853 refused.

Staff were reassigned from within the Department to process applications under the scheme so therefore no additional costs arose.

Details of the Scheme are available at the following website address:

http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/special-scheme-for-non-eea-nationals-who-held-a-student-permission-in-the-state-during-the-period-1-january-2005-to-31-december-2010

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